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January 2, 2019

Funding Ends

July 31, 2019

application deadline

12/14/2018 8:59 PM PST

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About Climate and Health Adaptations in Local Health Departments

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) supports local efforts to track, prevent, and mitigate the health effects of climate change. According to the NACCHO Climate Change Policy Statement, these efforts include (1) the incorporation of adaptation planning into land use, housing, and transportation design; (2) preparing communities for extreme and unusual environmental events; and (3) coordinating with local governments on all-hazards disaster planning. NACCHO supports implementing existing policies and procedures (e.g., CDC BRACE framework) and integrating climate change into ongoing performance improvement measures (e.g., Public Health Accreditation).

NACCHO, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intends to award up to two entities with a maximum of $15,000 each. The purpose of this funding is to supplement ongoing climate change and health adaptation initiatives in local health departments.

Please read all the instructions and criteria carefully before filling out the application. Applications will be scored based only on the information provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. The application consists of the following sections:

  • Contact information
  • Project Title & Description
  • Statement of Need
  • Relevant Experience
  • Collaboration Experience
  • Budget Narrative
  • Letter of Support (if applicable)

This is a competitive award process. All applications must be submitted through the online application process by 11:59 PM PST on December 14, 2018. NACCHO will not accept any application sent via e-mail, fax, or conventional mail. For questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact Grace McClain at For questions on the application process, use the "Contact Us" link to the left.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application!


Applicants should:

  • Be a local government entity or other local organization working in climate change and health.“Local” is here defined as organizations working at county, city, or community levels (e.g., local health department).
  • Have experience working in local climate change and health initiatives.
  • Have current projects in climate and health that would benefit from supplemental funding.
  • Demonstrate a need for funding.

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • Have experience working with NACCHO on climate-related projects.


Available Funding

Applicants can apply for up to $15,000 in funding for projects and activities supporting community resilience to climate change. Up to two awards of $15,000 each will be available for work starting January 2, 2019. The performance period for this award is January 2, 2019 – July 31, 2019.


Additional Considerations

If you are not applying as an employee of a local health department, you must include a letter of support from your local health authority indicating how your project will consider health department priorities for climate change and health. 

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